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August 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/5: McFarland shuts the door for Akron
T.J. McFarland (Photo: IPI)Aeros power their way to shutout win
Karexon Sanchez and Raul Padron both hit home runs as the Akron Aeros shut out an opponent for the ninth time this season winning game one of a three-game series against the New Britain Rock Cats 6-0 Friday at Canal Park.
With the win, the Aeros (59-54) have won four straight games.
Left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland...
August 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Head continues to thrive in Columbus
Jerad Head (Photo: IPI)"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which recaps the important developments and news in the Indians farm system. While most of the information in this report is from my own research and through interviews I have conducted with organizational personnel, some information in this report is collected and summarized from the various news outlets that cover each team.
It...
August 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 4
Will RobertsAround the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Will Roberts
August 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/4: Espino, Aeros get a sweep
Paolo Espino (Photo: Lianna Holub)Aeros run rampant, complete sweep of Thunder
The Akron Aeros stole a season-high five bases as they went on to sweep the Trenton Thunder in a three-game series winning the finale 7-4 Thursday at Waterfront Park.
Akron (58-54) also stole five bases May 11 at Erie. Three of those five bases were stolen by Juan Diaz, which is a 2011 high.
Right-handed...
August 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Judy ready for more opportunities in Cleveland
Josh Judy (Photo: Lianna Holub)The Indians have had over a half dozen players make their Major League debuts this year, and for the most part they have all performed well. Right-handed pitcher Alex White, second baseman Jason Kipnis, third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall, second baseman Cord Phelps, right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister, and outfielder Ezequiel Carrera have all made their debuts this season.
August 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/3: Burns breaks Akron save record
Cory Burns (Photo: Lianna Houb)Burns becomes Aeros single-season saves leader
Right-handed pitcher Cory Burns surpassed Randy Newsom as the Akron Aeros single-season saves leader notching his franchise best 30th save of 2011 in the teams 3-2 win over the Trenton Thunder in game two of a three-game set Wednesday at Waterfront Park.
Newsom’s mark of 29 saves stood for three seasons.
August 3, 2011   (0 comments)
Ryan MerrittAccording to Baseball America senior writer Jim Callis, the Indians have signed 16th round pick left-handed pitcher Ryan Merritt for $150K. He likely will be assigned to Arizona where he can start working out and ramp up his pitching so he can throw in games at the end of the year in the Arizona League or in Instructional League in the fall.
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August 3, 2011   (0 comments)
Carlos Santana (Photo: AP)Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook
August 3, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 2
Jerad HeadAround the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Jerad Head - LF, Columbus: 2-for-4, R, HR, 3 RBI.
Head went yard for the fourth straight game and continues to do everything he can to impress upon the Indians or other teams for a...
August 3, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/2: Valbuena powers third straight walkoff win
Luis Valbuena (Photo: Lianna Holub)Valbuena's blast equals sweep for Clippers
Luis Valbuena's walk-off homer gave the Clippers a 5-4 victory over the Norfolk Tides and completed a four-game sweep.
With Tim Fedroff on and two out, Luis Valbuena took a Mark Worrell pitch over the right field wall, giving the Clippers their third straight walk-off victory.
Two early Clippers runs...
August 2, 2011   (0 comments)
Kipnis & Cabrera (Photo: AP)With all of the discussion surrounding the Jimenez trade, I thought it would be a good idea to project the Indians
August 2, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians sign Argenis Reyes
Argenis ReyesThe Indians have signed infielder Argenis Reyes and assigned him to Triple-A Columbus. The 28-year old infielder originally signed with the Indians in 2001 and played with them through 2007. He signed with the Mets as a minor league free agent after the 2007 season, and last year the Indians picked him up from the Red Sox in a minor late season trade. He hit .340 with 0 HR, 4 RBI and a...
August 2, 2011   (0 comments)
(MILB.com/Akron Aeros)From bad to worse. The Akron Aeros have lost seven of their last eight ball games and have now lost a good portion of their roster to trades, promotions, and injuries. Just a week ago they had completed a great stretch of baseball that brought them three games within front-running Harrisburgh. The Senators have continued to let the division gain ground, but the Aeros, haven't...
August 2, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/1: Head, Clippers get another walkoff win
Jerad Head (Photo: IPI)Clippers beat Norfolk 8-7 in walk-off fashion
It was night of offense at Huntington Park and Columbus was able to walk off with an 8-7 triumph over the Norfolk Tides.
The scoring began for Columbus in the bottom of the first. Cord Phelps hit a one out double into right centerfield. The next batter, Luis Valbuena, belted a drive that was just off the top of the...
August 1, 2011   (0 comments)
Ubaldo Jimenez (Photo: AP)Some random thoughts post-trade deadline…
- The final scorecard at the July 31st trade deadline had the Indians picking up outfielder Kosuke Fukudome and right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez for six minor league prospects, and then sending off infielder Orlando Cabrera for a minor league prospect. With all three trades it is hard to argue how they did not improve...
August 1, 2011   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers is a weekly Monday morning installment that explores the week that was for Triple-A Columbus.
One historic event may have been generally overshadowed by the Clippers' offensive futility this week. The team was shut out two times, scored just one run in another, and required a little Cleveland Indians-like magic to pull out the week's finale. There were a slew of...
August 1, 2011   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight for some Cleveland Indians baseball talk with another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST.
Paul and I will talk about - what else - but the trade deadline and what the Indians did or did not do to improve themselves. The Indians made a big trade for Ubaldo Jimenez on Saturday night that centered around them giving up...
August 1, 2011   (0 comments)
N. HagadoneAround the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Nick Hagadone-RP, Columbus: W (4-1), 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
A bounce back performance for Nick Hagadone after giving up a pair of runs off four hits a few days ago....
August 1, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/31: Hagadone and bullpen save Clippers
Nick Hagadone (Photo: Lianna Holub)Clippers outlast Norfolk in 13 innings
The Clippers rallied back against the Norfolk Tides and won 6-5, with a Beau Mills walk-off single in the 13th inning.
With the bases loaded and nobody out, Mills pinch hit for Chad Huffman and poked one the opposite way to bring home Shelley Duncan.
Facing a 5-1 deficit heading into the sixth, the Clippers'...

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